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Old Sun 11th March 2012, 01:07 PM
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The new L series

Here's the new addition to the family, hopefully will pass a RWC this week and be rego'd before too long.

Arriving home:



And in the shed for some work where it first met Ruby Scoo:



It's an '89 touring wagon without AC , it's an MPFI and it's auto But it should do my sister well while she's at uni, and after that if Ruby Scoo's not looking too good this one will probably be the replacement I think I just hope she doesn't stack it like she did with Baz...

The issue with it was that it had been run without oil for a short period. I've swapped the oil pump for a known good one with new seals - had some issues with it and have had it removed about three times to resolve an oil leak that turned out to be the crank shaft seal! We've had some fun with the cam belt tensioner bolts and the threads that hold the bolts in, these are now studs and we hope it will do the job.

Now she runs pretty smoothly but still has the dreaded lifter tick and it seems it's trying to scrub out the driver's side cam belt, I removed half a belt on the initial strip down! Dunno why it's doing this.

I got this as a mate's brother's girlfriend was getting rid of it and no one wanted to buy it so it was going to the scrapper/crusher which she didn't want to do. So $100 later and here she is. Originally from Tassie and driven by grand parents it was passed onto the grand daughter when they upgraded. So that makes us the third owner.

Very tidy unit with no rust! Garaged with the grandparents in tassie which I reckon has helped out heaps.

More to come on it slowly. I'll grab some better pics too

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Old Sun 11th March 2012, 01:25 PM
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looks good pretty clean. would of been a shame to see it go to the scrap yard
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Old Sun 11th March 2012, 03:53 PM
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Well saved Bennie

I'd be looking at the rear covers on the timing belts, as when these get out of shape they rub against the belt and wear it down.

As for the ticking.. you already know what will fix that being EFI already, it's the perfect base
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oh, BUGGER.....

I was just off looking for my pics of my $100 '89 Touring Wagon mpfi 5 speed DR colour code 944 to upload and say

SNAP

but I just deleted them from my camera thinking I already had them in the PC , but apparently not ....


278,000km on it and it blew a gasket, blew some steam, still managed a possibly air cooled drive for 30 odd kms to get it home.

Would have been squashed last Wednesday morning

Looks like $100 is the going rate
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Yeah, now where are all those victims of your EJ it suggestions???

C'mon everyone - payback time !!
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Yeah, now where are all those victims of your EJ it suggestions???

C'mon everyone - payback time !!
It will only make him do it, he wont be able to help himself!
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I'd be looking at the rear covers on the timing belts, as when these get out of shape they rub against the belt and wear it down.
It's actually trying to run itself off the timing sprockets and has worn itself out rubbing on the back of the crank pulley. I've swapped both cam and crank sprockets but there's no change in the situation which I think is strange.

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Looks like $100 is the going rate
I wouldn't mind a few more at this price

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Yeah, now where are all those victims of your EJ it suggestions???

C'mon everyone - payback time !!
No payback needed. Re-read the section about the Ruby Scoo replacement... where do you think the parts in Ruby will end up???

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It will only make him do it, he wont be able to help himself!
One day... one day But Ruby Scoo will have quite a bit left in her once I've got her back together! And Paul's on to it - Being EFI already makes it so much easier!

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It's actually trying to run itself off the timing sprockets and has worn itself out rubbing on the back of the crank pulley. I've swapped both cam and crank sprockets but there's no change in the situation which I think is strange.
It does sound strange, so maybe something like the tensioner is bent and not holding the belt straight, normally the tensioner has the outside (forward) anti-run off lip and the crank shaft timing gear has the inner (aft) one. Just check that they are all there and straight???
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Im still happy with the Nulon lifter free and tune up from Repco.
Been in my L series for about 1 thousand k's and all still OK
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Im still happy with the Nulon lifter free and tune up from Repco.
Been in my L series for about 1 thousand k's and all still OK
yep that stuff works well.

good pick up Bennie! Look forward to seeing how you go with this gem.

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